Electric Scooter Motor & Controller: Maintenance Tips
You’ve bought the Kaabo Mantis 8 or another electric scooter, and now it’s time to get riding. Before you do, or even if you’ve been riding, have a good maintenance routine in place for your ride.
Maintaining your e-scooter will help prevent unnecessary repairs that cost money and time. Also, having regular inspections with a trained specialist will help keep any small issues from turning into big problems down the track.
This article explains some essential tips you need to know about keeping your Mantis 8 scooter running smoothly for a lifetime of use!
The Kaabo Mantis 8 Motor
The Kaabo Mantis 8 Scooter has dual motors, with each motor having 800W rated power and can reach an absolute peak of 3000W. This is a lot more power for your use.
In case you’re wondering what the motor does, here’s a brief description.
The Mantis 8 motor is one of the internal electronic components that helps the ride run. The motor is the engine that determines the electric scooter’s power consumption, top speed, and acceleration.
An electronic scooter will at least have one motor built right into one or both wheels. Such e-scooters with double motors as the Mantis 8 are called high-performance scooters.
The Kaabo Mantis 8 Controller
The Kaabo Mantis 8’s speed controller is one of the internal parts you don’t see. The controller looks like a regular metal can with wires sticking out from one end.
While the motor determines the speed, the speed controller controls the speed.
When you accelerate using the throttle, the controller receives inputs from the accelerator and uses those inputs to generate current from the battery and send the current to the motor.
Maintenance of the Motor and Controller
To ensure your scooter keeps working in its top shape, you’ll need maintenance practices for these essential components.
It’s important to note that some of these recommendations can only be carried out by a trained expert who will look deep into your scooter’s operations and technical conditions.
Tip 1: Avoid humidity and direct contact with water
Your electric scooter might be okay if water splashes on it or exposed to some rain.
But when left in a high humid area for a long time, submerged in water, or soaked in a downpour, damage to certain electronic components such as the battery is possible.
A malfunctioning battery, for example, can reduce the amount of power getting to the motor and overall weaken the ride’s performance.
If your Mantis 8 starts acting up after exposure to water or a downpour, let an expert look into the issue for you.
Nevertheless, care and maintenance practices that can prevent moisture or water damage in the first place are avoiding humid areas, not riding in the rain, and wiping water off your ride before keeping indoors.
Tip 2: Carry Out Listening and Related Examinations
Always be on the lookout for odd sounds that might come out of your electric scooter. That’s how you do the listening.
A noise coming out of the inner compartment of the ride could mean a problem with the motor or any other part. If left unattended for some time, the source of the problem causing noise could escalate, affect the motor or controller’s performance, or lead to other damages.
Tip: If you pay close attention to your ride, you won’t face many problems, including power and motor failures, that come as surprises to other riders.
Tip 3: Replace Chargers When Necessary
Pay attention to how your electric scooter charges. When you notice the scooter not charging as fast as it used to, there could be three culprits: malfunctioning charger, unsteady electric current flow, or defective battery.
The first two could not only cause damage to the battery but also have a toll on the circuitry of the ride.
Tip 4: Schedule Regular Servicing
The best maintenance tip is to schedule a regular examination of the different components of your electric scooter’s circuitry and the overall condition of the ride.
It’s important to reiterate that your Mantis 8 or any other electric scooter has different electronics that will need to be replaced over time. Not making regular inspections and servicing will speed up the rate you replace parts and make repairs.
Fortunately, the Kaabo Mantis 8 is built to last with proper maintenance. Check out this page for more information about the electric scooter and what it has to offer you as a rider.
The Bottom Line
Your scooter is one important investment to maintain. That being said, you’ll need to make sure that your e-scooter’s essential components, including the motor and controller, continue to work at their peak efficiency.
In addition to protecting your e-scooter from moisture and water damage and following other maintenance practices discussed in this resource, it’s vital you get professional inspections and servicing from time to time to keep the scooter in tip-top shape for years.